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The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) has named UBC health psychologists Dr. Eric Kim and Dr. Nancy Sin 2020 Scholar award recipients.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Kim and Dr. Sin on this recognition!

The MSFHR Scholar Program supports early career researchers as they establish independent research careers, form their own research teams and develop research programs that advance cutting-edge health solutions.

“I'm deeply grateful to MSFHR for this Award and also the wonderful mentors, collaborators, and trainees in the past who made this possible! This award will help establish our new lab and for our first set of projects we will be studying the dimensions of psychosocial well-being that appear to influence preventive healthcare service use.”
Assistant professor, UBC Psychology

Eric Kim

Dr. Kim’s program of research aims to identify, understand, and intervene upon the dimensions of psychological well-being that reduce the risk of age-related conditions. Read more about his research proposal Characterizing The Psychological And Social Predictors Of Increased Preventive Service Use.

“I am honoured and grateful to receive the MSFHR Scholar Award and to join the community of world-class health researchers at MSFHR. With this award, I will be able to extend my research on protective aspects of daily life—including positive events and sleep—that can buffer against the impacts of stress on health.”
Assistant Professor, UBC Psychology

Dr. Sin’s research focuses on biological and behavioural pathways linking daily well-being and stress to health. Read more about her research proposal Stress Resilience Across The Adult Lifespan: Linking Dynamic Day-To-Day Protective Factors To Aging And Health.